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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1909. NO. m. OF TRADE'S WORK The City Council Pays Amount Of Grant Asked The Board ol Trade wrote ou.ngit.t- uljiing the city on.the improved ptarance of the city and suggested that Westminster Road be widened iioin Ford St. North. The sub- mitted a statement of expenditure and asked for grant due the board from the city. council discussed the 'ri Westminster Aid. sai-H-that the policy of council been to make wide ou boulevards to reduce the wiil.-i of street. That part of the city had been surveyed and many lots built on. He said that it ought to have I tn done long ago if at all. It was suggested that the matter be referred to the people of the North Ward. The final resolution was to tell the Board of Trade .tha't the council could not see its way clear to take action. When the matter of giving the ASK CHIEF TO RESIGN HIS JOB The Great New York Financier and Mine Owner asked for by the Board came up, Aid. King entered his strenuous objection TO the action of the.board of increas- ing the salary of Secretary McNicol from S600 to a year. He said that he had told the president and the secretary that the Board was near- ly as bad as the city council in this matter. As a member of the council Ottawa, July Grant, inspecting engineer of the N..TU. was today formal- ly appointed chief engineer in succession to Hugh D. Lum- sden, resigned. Building Inspector Is To Be a Separate Position At the city council last night it was decided to ask Fire Chief Kronhif: for his resignation. A separate ap- pointment will be made of a build- ing inspector. Tine council decided) to cut the paid fire brigade from ten i to six men and a chief. No action was taken toward getting another I chief. The council decided to appoint! a plumbing inspector for a period of i ninety days. HON. MR. FISHER COMiNG Hon. Sydney i'lslier'. Mi'iis- t-i-r of Asrriculture, has ST. T tine that he will visit bridge this summer, some time before August 15. The Canad- _iau Club.will enter- tain him on the occasion of his visit. GLEANED OUT THE RANCH HOUSE Polander Faces a Serious Case From Coaidale SET FIRE TO OLD GLORY WELL Serious Charge Pre- ferred Against Bow- Island Man EMPLOYEESARE NOT SATISFIED Joseph Woy.cik, a Polander, home- Not Giving Out f i the Output Glace Bay. N. S... July third week of the industrial war be- tween the Dominion Coal Company and'P W. A. on one side., and U. M. W. A. on the other began Monday. Ag- gtesive action on side has .been successfully resisted by the other and it seems that neither company, nor strikers can boast important gains, although each side is issuing state- supplying the money he objected to meiits that success js assured. the increase. j. "There will be no statement of The Mayor wanted to know why Aid. King, did not go to the ..Board of Trade meeting and fire the sec- retary. He did not think that the council had "anything to do with the matter. They voted the money and Aid. King as chairman of. the pub- licity committee had made the 'tion and they now had nothing to do with the spending of it. Aid. King 'did not-see however. ;Ald. Bowman said that. 'Mr. Mc- Nicol -was devoting his whole time to the publicity ;work city and month was little enough for the wort He knew that Mr. McNicol was On Ms recent trip Been and-heard of the pamphlets as far, as Boston and complimented on the of the pamphlets is- sued-by-tliei5oatd of Trade. .Mr. Mc- Nicol was doing a lot of good work .in this way. f.; Aid. Adams.' thought the ought to ;be consulted in .the expendi- ture of the money, but Aid. Bowman did .not see that the council should make any stipulations in the expen- diture. Aid. Oliver contended that the Board of Trade was "a. live organiza- tion and was doing a lot of good work. Results can be seen already and the money spent' has been the best the city has ever spent. The Board is composed of good business men. He did not think that was- too much for a good man. He 'did jiot think that Mr. McNicol was the-best_ mn.n. f or the position alth.ou.sh he seemed to be doing some very good''work lately. The. mayor said that the city was .getting a "great deal more for their publicity money this year than when there was very little to show for the money spent. It was up to Aid. King to have a statement, of the 'expenditures, but the council had no control over the expenditure. The motion to pay the asked for was passed day? was the stalementvby the companys officer tonight- when your correspondent asked for the daily report. "2tfo, I mean was the reply. "We dont propose to play into i the hands of the W. 'in-fu-' ture by giving daily outputs .at var- ious Winnipeg, July There is a rum- steading east of the city, was com- or that the electricians .employed byimitted ior trial, yesterday for theft. the Manitoba government in con- 1 He is accused of stripping the old neciion with its telephone system will !Cameron house on Cameron shortly apply under the Lemieux act j for an inquiry into their wages 'and jranch- {the house, wen the -Partitions being tom out. This morning he elected for a. speedy -trial. The trial of A. P. Lupton was con- cluded yesterday before Supt. Wilson conditions of work. INDIANS AMBUSH TROOPERS Mexico City, July 20. The Maya Indians in the Province of Quintano Yucatan .ambushed seventeenth inrantry at Osum, last- Thursday; killing six troopers and mortally wounding seven others. The infantrymen but returned-to the attack in the evening, were again repulsed. The Indian loss- es are not known. The soldiers are now pursuing the Mayas whose depre- and Inspector West. He was found guilty of having- on his person a pistol with latent therewith unlaw- fully to do injury '-to -'George Butters, near Coaidale. There 'being extenuat- ing circumstances: he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment but re- leased cxn susoended sentence upon his August Joseph Tremblay, of Bow j Island, was brought to the city last night by Constable Fraser, of Medi- j cine Hat. K.N.W.M.P. -detachment. He j is accused of setting fire to the Old j Glory gas well yesterday and was ommitted for trial by Justice. A., F. iWerts of Bow- Island. Tremblay was with some others having a sort of picnic near the well and touched a lighted match to the top of the well, which was capped, but which apparently was leaking. The fire soon became a big affair, the j cap coming off in the heat. Tremblay as soon as he saw what was done repo'rted to the C. F. E. agent. Supt. Mafaarg laid the infor- mation against Tremblay. This ing he -elected to be" tried by speedy j trial, TOiRO MAJtOUfS OF Distinguished British Nobleman Who Died Recently BEiT CROP PROSPECTS GOOD FERNIE President Of Comp- any Is Conferring With Officiate'' The Knight Sugsr Co. report X that their acreage of beets this year is acres and the prospects are very favorable Tor good crops. Had Hard Time To Get Goal A NARROW ESCAPE New York, July Zadigo, Supt. Reid presented s. report for engineer of a switching City Council carried to the bottom, of the East interesting information. River tonight m ms cab and lives to j City has made dur- tell the- taie. With six cars and ten- datibns have alarmed ter-1 giving -security for for good, be- ritory. i havior for one der above him, he managed to Jtme inspections of house-wir- ing> tested 5 meters read 56L break away through a window ?ndi The receipts the inspection de- TVlii n n f _ _ ___ swim to the surface. The engine had! been pushed off-a-.trestle by'-'the mo- mentum of the cars behind- if when the air brakes refused to act. part-ment amounted to Fif- tcsrt new connections have been made In -the power.- house there have been generated kilowatts of. electri- WILL CLOSE UP WEST BOMPAS STREET energy, approximately least percentage of coal in the ground Hospital Bfemg --The Band Money --Conduct Of Water Garners TO BE TRIED IN DISTRICT COURT Gilroy Brown, accused of stealing a horse .from F. Ewing, and N. Hinley the Mftgrath boy accused of into a store at Magrath, this mom- ing elected to be tried in-the District Court, The arrangement was. made before C. F. P. Conybeare, agent for the in the absence of Judge Winter. Mystery At Swift Current The city council met last night .in; write Che letter. The council regular session .and transacted a .lot of business of more or less import- 'ance; The greater the: time was spent in discussing things per- taining to the Board-ot Trade and. the erection of tents inside the fire lim- its, both Of which- could have been disposed of as they were in about a quarter of the time. 'All the mem- bers of. the council except Aid. Hatch Swift Sask., July The third sitting of the coroners jury was unable to determine whether Ellams died accidentally, or was murdered, and returned an undeter- mined verdict. A strange sequel is the death of John Griffith., the last person to see Ellam s alive Griffith s, after the second sitting of in- quest, stayed heavily until Friday, when he returned to Ellam's place. There he took three bottles., laudanum, aconit and another labelled- pure alcohol, but containing carbolic acid from the shelf and drink- R. Nimnjons appeared before the council regarding the lights: in the North Ward which are not giving sat- isfaction "at Westminster Road cross- ing. The mayor promised immediate attention. Certificated Engineers Mr. Hiscox spoke, to; the. council regarding the running -of engines of the carnival by engineers who had' no certificates. He wa-- told that the engineers had none and they had admitted the same to him. He. had. asked the chief of police to see to it but nothing had been done. Aid. Oliver thought that the carnival peo- ple would not use' engineers not pro- ed the request. ;A, E. Ives advised the council that "the real rate, for coal mine employees liability is and not as formerly stated; -the mistake being due to a clerical error. The council will pay the difference. The Band Band master Harper submitted .a statement of the expenditure, of the city grant of recently made. The .band had bought -uniforms -at a. cost f 361.65 and- instruments j. costing -a tot-al .of The old, instruments-had been gold for 41PP with the civic grant of left a 'defiurt of which the baud is carrying. A Market By-law. recommend- ed that the council pass a market by- law similar to that of Calgary be report and the committee will, with the solicitor, draft a..byJaw. The Finance Committee reported progress on-the making of. the esti- mates. The .accounts were and both reports passed. Firt Scuttles C. C. Chipmsn, contmissioner of the Hudson's .Bay .Co., Winnipeg, wrote regarding the fire scuttles recommend- ed by iFire Chief ..Kroning. The. com- missioner said that the company was anxicus to have their building as yearly fire proof as possible :but. he .had consulted tie fire- underwriters association regarding the scuttles and their opinion was that they were not a good thing, having a tendency to act and increasing any.fire in a basement. While expressing a willingness to comply with the city- by-laws, he would do so in this case under' protest. The letter was refer- I Cal j horse-power. Three of the boilers were passed by the Boiler Inspector, .and the fourth is undergoing repairs neces- sary to. keep it going till the end of .the has allow- ed the superintendent to_ use 105 "pounds of steam will keep the plant going until the new. plant is ready. During the month-the department worked from hand to niouth as reT ;gards coal, but has managed, to get without a- shut-down. Ar- rangements have been made with the R- Co. for Vun of. mine coal at per ton until they are able to supply In the pumping-statibn there have been pumped .gallons of wa- ter, compared with in June, 1908. j The report was adopted. (Special to the Herald.) Ferine, July Rogers, pres- ident of the Crows Nest. Pass-Coal Co., Ltd., arrived- from Toronto -this morning and will remain several "days j in the city conferring with General Manager Hurd regarding matters per- taining to the betterments being inade in the mines. Mr. James Ashworth, an eminent English authority on coal has been here for some time, going over the various mines of the company, and in company with, -Mr. Kurd-.and-' .President JJogers a thorough oah- yass of the property, with a view to future workirg to best advantage, will be made. It is recognized that the-working of so vast a property is a maiter which requires the most careful gur- veving and prospecting work to en- able the management to adopt plans which will conserve the vast beds of coal, while at the same time; enabl- ing ..them to extract the coal at a mininmm expense. It seems that, until of late, no sys- tematic effort has yet ieen made io get at even an approximate estimate of the coal seams at any of the mines now being operated by the company, or of adopting systems, which would bring the most profitable results, as to cost or of leaving the passed. The market has-never been to and LightVCbminittee. run right. A man at present is run- The license and police committee ning the market -scales at They advised that'J. Stuart be appointed to look, after the market and the scales _ at a" salary of S60 a month. 'They I 1 i -i Cl Vi v roPP' j Th'e mayor wanted to know whether j stopped bringing water until dead. In his- case the coroner's jury found accidental poisoning, but his death, deepens the mystery of the cause of Ellanvs fate. Laying Track On Cut Off whiclz was done forthwith. Wilfrid Simm who is putting in the No. 2 drift at the city coal mine, made application for a machine drill and recommended that the chairman of the committee and the chief of police prepare a tariff on hacks and cabs. Water Carriers Quit Aid. Bowman expressed a complaint about the way the water carriers to houses after openings have worked out. Kecent reports show that -the' Amer- ican people have been most profK- gate in their mining operations; some authorities going so iar as to state almost, if not quite, half of the coal has been left in the -mines in 'such a manner as to render its re- covery impossible. ,lhe Crows Co.., seem to be alive to this defect in former methods so generally in use, and are beginning to lay the foundation for the conservation of their great holdings. Mr. Rogers is no the people of Fernie as he W4W for A time, managing director -of the com- pany. 'He expressed himself as moist agreeably surprised at the 'great Took Poison At'Penitent Bench gres made by the people o in the> rebuilding of the his yisit last fall. ,c Ensign Horwood came in on the eastbound express yesterday from Veroon, and arrangements have Tieen completed for the funeral services of her sister, Captain Horwood, of the Salvation Army. Funeral services will be held at the barracks tomorrow at 3.45 pjn., after which the remains will be ship- ped to London, Ontario, for inter' nient. i Saskatoon, July M. aged 23, a Barnardo boy, took a quarter of an ounce of'crys- taiized strychnine and died at the penitent bench of the Salvation Army of which he was formerly a member. The deceased, who was steady, hon- est and industrious, came from Elk- horn, some months since and dropped from the Salvation Army on taking up with a girl, who was not a mem- They were engaged., but had a to be L slightly improved. M. Edmonton, VERY ILL July This after noon, Dr. Mclntyre, M.p., of. cona, who has beeri-iying at ihtf point ol -death, for several -days, it would pay if the recommendation j without having been given; j'couple'of tiffs last Sunday-morning, were carried -out. Aid. King thought j that water was turned on in the new Get-zhairi thereupon bought the poison and went to the Army meeting. Just i it would. Aid. Kir mains. The -pipes laid but the the I though no means out ol The onflammation has, however, it is hoped that a de- the call for penitent, the de- PUT OUT OF CHURCH C. R. Roadmaster A. Olson, of ._ r LI n Lethbridge, has a gang of men un- Then Enters Suit for Heavy Dam- j T 1 loading material ior the line from this city to Macleod. Interview- cd by The Herald, he stated that he Hontreal, July Jake Lalonde, that it was not, customary to these requests but owing to th..1. hard nature of the rock making it im- possible to use the hand drill .'i it It j that the city should procure the drill j which would cost or Mr. Simm r should look after the sharpening r-f the' tools. The council decide j to get the drill at a cost not ore ojinp it to remain the property cf the city. SEVENTH BANK IS ft well known -traveller of this city, I will have a trackJaying machine has instituted action for .damages hay the track from the completion P. J. Woslyng, an experienced against Constable A. Aubin, of La- chine, for against the town of, Laehine and man of tracklaying from the east. In against wardens of Parish church, La I charge of the material yard. He ex- __ S.W.Tuckwell wrote regarding hav- om'thl'ncw'brTdge electric lights on the S0uth end of the work. He has of Crabb St- south of Mayor Hender- chine, as: -the result of on unusual in- cident which occurred at Lacfaine yes- pects to average about a mile and half of track laying daily after the terday. Lalonde summers at Bixie, (work is started. The ballasting will and j-esterday morning attended high mass at Parish church. Lalonde not being a pew holder, he stood with many others at the rear of the church. When requested .by Aubin. who is special constable the! church on Sunday, to kneel down., Lalonde said he would do so when he. was ready. Thereupon- the constable- dragged Lalonde from the ctiuj-ch and placed him in the police station. Chief Robert later ordered the re- of .Lalonde. but the latter re- fused to leave the cell until a local justice of the peace had decided there no ground for issuing a warrant follow right after the tracKlaying. Mr. Olson told' The Herald that on the division between Lethbridge and Coleridge he had nearly three hun- dred men at work, including the sec- Thc heavy steel'was laid two years ago and the track will be in first class shape for the heavy rush this-fall. SIXTEEN MINERS KILLED LnGrande, Prussia, July teen miner? were the ex- plosion of fire damp in. a mine at Mansfield, today. Many othfr work- men were taken from the minr- un- The incident created a sensation in I conscious and conveyed to a hospital for treatment. son's residence. The matter was re- ferred to the Fire and Light Commit- tee. Bompas St. Closed The .secretary of the Gait Hospital Board who happens to be Aid. Bow- man, wrote asking the city for per- mission to close up Bornpas St. west of Gait St. The hospital is being Winnipegger Wins j when the water was turned on. returaed in timc to die. i carrierio? stopped delivering} water so leaving the residents without j water. j In the discussion the mayor stated that from 200 to 300 house connec- I tion5 had been made in the last week or two. Aid. King brought up the matter of enforcing the by-law requiring peo- ple re-siding along the sewer mains to put in sewer connections. The may- or thought the council should go slow in this matter as some psople cannot afford to put in sewers. Las Bisloy, July sa s eng ,openin OT- a branch built right across the street. Ald. Wm. Spier, of Grand Forks, B. j superintendent of western Branches of the Eastern Townships Bank, is in the city making arrangements for the of the -bonk in year they had tried it allowing peo pie to pay for the saaie in monthly instalments but even that had not worked. Aid. King did not think thev should be allowed to make the city unsanitary and unpleasant for their neighbors. The Lyceum Collapse Bowman explained that this had not been asked for previously as Mr. C. A. Magrath had had some objections :to closing off the A. R. I. Co. proper- ----i T j i T .Lethbridge. The bank will open in Building Inspector Kromng submit- On? quarters now occupied by Robt. I ted a of .the collapse of the Sage ami expect to >be ready for business about August 10. Mr. Spier secureu an option on the Lyceum theatre in which he blamed the nature of the foundations of the building and the excavations of the ty to the rear of the hospital proper- j lots on street between the! P- Eurns Block alongside of it. ty. This had bwn adjusted witisfac- j Sherlock and Acadia blocks 8Dd may j Architects J. 3T. McNeil! and E. E. torily and he would have a gnar- j build there Carver reported to the council regard- antee that the company would not; about conditions throughout in? the Present condition interiero with the city in any westi spjcr said evcry- 1 Their report was t bocatise of its being closed. The I bod company owned all the Ifind of :crops wouW be. The crop promisos the hospital property, Mr. P. L. Vcii all over the coimtiy'and the Ly- pjcr said evcry- 1 to the effect just waiting to how that thc front and roar Parts tnt> buildinpr were safe but that certain parts near the part which col- Nnisnrith as Vice-chairman of thp !g0od weather a good crop will re- should be; pulled down .and re- hospita' board had asked him to suit. hero at the Bisley shoot was a day in the North Ward adian though not a member of a Can-j that day Westminster adian team. Sergeant Blackburn, of j will hold their second, annual picnic" 80th" Rifles, Winnipeg won is not merelv j NORTH WARD NEWS J. B. Gaskell, violinist, late of the theatre, left yesterday on the [Calgary local to accept a positionaa j leading violinist with the National Park orchestra at Banff. j The .North Ward junior baseball, team are going to play the Red Sox tomorrow night. Next Thursday, J'uly 22, will be On school Prince of Wales pr-izs. next to the Kings prize, the most valuable in- dividual prize offered, ONTARIO MAN DROWNED Rogina.. July bathing fa- tality occurred in Wascana Creek J where wiH go in a body yesterday, some miles northwest of suitable spot north of the churofc.; merely a Sunday picnic, .but everybody connected with or interested in the welfare of church is invited to attend. family is expected to bring thing for lunch. At five o'clock jcne will assemble at- the churct Grand Coulee, when Herbert Middle- ton, of Caledon, Ontario, was taken sports wiu with a cramp while swimming in eight feet of water. His body wasf later recovered. He was 22 years old. lunch a good MONTREAL'S POPULATION Montreal, July to a new directory out Montreals of run off; with pridiw for will Weather event. and football, a very time is let us tun out in full forie-'on tluri day afternoon. >r The population of North Ward growing, A son wA3 bom to Mr. population is now close on half a Weeks, WalwoifE >tiW, on Moo- lif.-n. Pearce, the sculling champion of Australia, beat Jack Mitchell, chal- lenger, by four lengths on Paramat- ta Rivei for a side. A. Glasgow on Saturday A brother arrived from to assist thcm tbcir Itr. Johnston hwr in the grootry business foir; I years and it very Addition to ;